Middlesex University

Course Introduction

Product Design at Middlesex University has an 100% overall student satisfaction rate (NSS). Additionally, the course is the only Product Design course to be accredited by both the Institution of Engineering Designers and Creative Skillset. The course numbers are kept small, to allow each year's cohort to develop as its own 'design practice'. Our tutors, experienced in both teaching and professional design practice, are freely available and operate an 'open'door' policy. We offer opportunities to develop your practice and experience through live industry briefs ' such as with Berghaus, JBL/Harman Kardon and JosephJoseph; live shows in East London's creative hub ' The Truman Brewery, New Designers and London Design Festival; an annual 20 week guest lecture series ' featuring world leading designers, engineers and opinion leaders; entrepreneurial support and sponsorship; field trips and professional recognition. We encourage students to take our optional year'long placement (sandwich) year. Each student can work in up to three different companies during the year, allowing the student to explore work sectors and develop their personal direction. We support students in finding placement, with many companies returning year'on'year, while also encouraging students to find their own placement as part of the experience, if that's their preference. Our students secure placement across the globe, and each has a dedicated support tutor in touch during the placement. 87% of our graduates were in work 6 months after graduating, going on to work at companies such as Dyson, LEGO, Jaguar/Land Rover and IDEO.

Course Modules

Year 1: Computer mediated design practice; design and studio practice; prototyping. Year 2: Advanced CAD (computer'aided design) and CAM (computer'aided manufacturing); robotics and mechatronics; design projects; product design in context. Year 3: Optional placement; design proposition; design dissertation.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BSc (Hons) £10,670  Academic year. First year overseas fees
3 years
Full Time
BSc (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees
5 years
Part Time
BSc (Hons)
4 years
Sandwich
BSc (Hons) £10,670  Academic year. First year overseas fees
4 years
Sandwich
BSc (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • European Baccalaureate 60%
  • International Baccalaureate 28
  • IELTS 6.0
  • Interview
  • GCE A-level
  • OCR National Certificate (6 Units)
  • OCR National Diploma (12 Units)
  • OCR National Extended Diploma (18 Units)
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Specialist Diploma